Stunning c.1710 Stone Ridge estate: $1.7MJane Anderson | April 10, 2023
The Ulster County hamlets of Stone Ridge and High Falls are home to impressive, bucolic properties. Today’s house tour doesn’t disappoint.
The five-bedroom, three-bath home was originally built in 1710, and has had additions and improvements since then. But it retains the iconic Stone Ridge stone-house esthetic.
Inside, it’s bright and clean. The front Dutch door opens into a minty-green living room, with blond hardwood floors.
The living room’s fireplace is brick, framed with rich-toned wood.
The original, hefty ceiling beams have been painted bright white. From the living room, you have a choice of entering the kitchen (and a full bath) next to the staircase, or the dining room and study to the right.
The study has a wall of built-in bookshelves and cabinetry. It leads to a rustic dining room with more built-ins and another fireplace that has nooks for tools and firewood.
The historic beauty of the home kinda screeches to a halt in the kitchen. It’s still pretty, with a barn-like back door, a big bay window, and lots of room. But the new owner would probably want to swap out the plaid wallpaper and mismatched appliances, refinish the floors, and update the cabinets (we’d want to add a kitchen island, if it doesn’t insult the esthetic too much).
A parlor has a bluestone-hearthed fireplace; it would be a dream to curl up in a cozy chair by this spot during a chilly evening.
The center staircase leads to a hall that connects to another bathroom and the bedrooms on the second floor.
This room has great ceiling angles, white wall-to-wall carpeting, and room for a reading nook.
This room has a big closet and more of the white carpeting.
This bedroom’s got a great dormer that opens up the otherwise petite space. White fleur-de-lis wallpaper is neutral enough to keep if the new owner wishes.
This bedroom’s got floral wallpaper and a corner bookcase. The wood-plank ceiling dips down, following the roof line.
This room’s got a great dormer, too, along with wood-paneled walls that we’d hate to see painted or torn out.
This bathroom has walls that are half-covered in white tile and half-covered in floral wallpaper. The double-sink vanity isn’t brand new but has lots of storage. The corner soaking tub has more of the white tile surrounding it, and there’s more of it on the floor. The listing says there are three baths in the house, including a primary ensuite.
Surprise—there’s a two-bedroom guest house on the property.
This barn has four stalls, hot and cold water, feed and washing rooms, and a full second story.
If that’s not enough room, there’s a three-bay stone garage.
There’s also a screened-in porch overlooking the 67-acre property…
…and a natural concrete and stone pool that’s stream-fed and filtered. The property is protected with a permanent conservation easement administered by The Rondout Esopus Land Conservancy.
Yes, this property is pricey, but it’s a beauty that’s just waiting for the right buyer. If that’s you, find out more about 115 Buck Road, Stone Ridge, from Sean Eidle with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hudson Valley.
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